Services for Schools

Buckinghamshire Music Trust Services for Schools 2018/19

This page contains information regarding BMT's additional services available to schools, including whole class tuition, training of school staff and consultancy services to help improve music in your establishment.

Please contact BMT Director Paul Guenault for more information.

Whole Class Practical Musicianship (WCPM) With Instruments

  • Direct delivery of 33 lessons per year
  • Developing musical skills and understanding through practical learning
  • Enriches and extends your KS1, KS2 or KS3 curriculum
  • £330 per term per class (equivalent to £1 per pupil per lesson)
  • Schools booking 3 or more classes from BMT will receive a 20% discount on all consultancy and workshop packages below

How does WCPM fit with the Music National Curriculum?

  • It delivers some areas of the Programme of Study but not all!
  • It also adds more to your NC provision, enriching your curriculum
  • It delivers the parts that non-specialist teachers find most challenging
  • This allows classroom teachers to be trained to deliver their part of the curriculum with confidence and excellence – see discount above
WCPM Delivery

Workshops and Training Packages

  • Supporting your curriculum and training your teachers
  • Bespoke to your school needs so includes a planning session
  • 10 sessions of 30 mins + 3 hours training costs £900 (within one term)
  • 10 sessions of 60 mins + 3 hours training costs £1500 (within one term)

Music Improvement Consultancy

  • Delivered by our team of senior experts, planned with you to support your development needs
  • £600 per day that can be divided into half days / twilight sessions
    • Curriculum review and development (KS1 – 5)
    • Building a Singing school
    • Music for EYFS
    • Resources and support for non-specialist teachers
    • Whole staff CPD – practical and engaging
    • Artsmark support and guidance

Instrumental Teaching (School Billing)

  • Teacher time is charged at £42 per hour
  • This can be for individual, small group teaching and choir/ensemble leading
  • Choir/ensemble leadership will incur an additional hour per term for planning and preparation and can normally only be booked where a teacher is already visiting that school to deliver lessons

Instrumental Teaching (Parent Billing)

  • 33 lessons per academic year
  • All fees are payable per term
  • Schools act as hosts but BMT do all the administration
  • Some lessons take place in the music centres
Individual lessons 20 minute 30 minute 40 minute
£154 £230 £296
Group lessons
Small Group £108
Group £75
  • Small group is for 2/3 pupils – up to Grade 2
  • Group is for 4 – 6 pupils – up to Grade 1
  • Where a Group is in the Music Centre, this can be a ‘membership’ ensemble
  • In school this provision is intended to follow on from WCPM

Music Centres

  • Membership gives access to all ensembles at the Centre
  • Fees are £80 per term

Instrument Loans for Individual Students

  • 1 year fixed term loan renewable on request costs £25 per term for all instruments
  • BMT members get priority but where instruments are available all children can access this provision

Subsidies for Lesson Fees and Memberships

  • For those in receipt of Pupil Premium, individuals can apply for a 50% subsidy
  • Siblings are eligible for subsidy ay 15% for 2nd sibling, 25% for 3rd and 50% for subsequents
  • Other subsidies may be applied in particular cases as we strongly believe in ensuring that all children can access our provision

Please contact BMT Director Paul Guenault for more information.